Alexis LePlume
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Author has written 32 stories for Fantasy, Young Adult, Love, General, Action, Historical, Spiritual, Western, Nature, Life, and Fable.

Name: Alexis

Age: Several ages...(this is my way of hot having to come back once a year and update.)

Background: I am 1/4 French, 1/4 Irish, and 1/2 German. People say I look Russian. I've no idea where they get that from.

Residency: East Asia.

How my friends describe me: Quote: 'something's wrong with you...', ice queen, strange but normal, bookworm.

Likes: Garth Nix, Christopher Stasheff, J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jaques, C.S. Forester, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Crawling Between Heaven and Earth (my absolute favorite anthology EVER.)

Also Likes: Hayao Miyazaki movies, drawing, writing, reading, my friends, l5r, Blackadder, Doctor Who.

Update 03/10/2012: Long time no see. I have not forgotten fictionpress, just been busy with college. A very recent epiphany has prompted me to write this. Okay so...I have to revamp Alder once more, but it will continue. I have concluded that the structure of the story itself is the problem here. I was trying to include too much, and I actually lost sight of what I was trying to say with this novel. Also, I was telling it from the wrong point of view: Catherine has to go. She is superfluous to the story. It does in fact give me great pain to say this, but I know this will work out much better, and I think my readers will be much happier when I get this going. I plan to split up all the events I tried to explain in the larger story, and write them as their own novellas and short stories. Most of the characters you know will still be here. For a hint, check my 'coming soon' section. These various stories - and, in fact, all the stories I've set in the Alder universe - are leading up to Something Big. Like, mind-blowing big. Not end-of-the-universe big, more like galactic conspiracy big. You're going to love it.

Alder: What is up now will remain up, at least for a time. So-called 'rewrite #4' will be up in installments as separate stories. In the update above I said the stories were building up something big. This something big is the Godkillers.

Death Wears Hungarian Knots: Evita, a partisan fighting against Napoleon's troops, miraculously escapes death at the lead of a French cannonball. Well, Death doesn't like to be cheated, so he catches up with her. Evita strikes a deal with him, a young man in a uniform decorated with what else, Hungarian knots. She'll help him in his soul collecting, and he'll let her off the hook. Even Death has enemies and superiors, so Evita has her work cut out helping Death protect their bargain, keeping them both alive, and saving the one soul that will never pass on. C

Sacrifice Wields a Fork: Evita, granted her fork of office, finds out that her mother's soul has been taken to Hell by Pestilence, the Keeper of the Nine Copyrooms of Hell. What else is Evita going to do but try to retrieve it? Not so fast, ex-partisan! Wickedness by the name of 'Sensitivity' permeates MOHL, and it seems that it's once again up to Evita and her hapless superior Death to show everyone the light. Sequel to, what else, Death Wears Hungarian Knots. C

The Dance of Crimson Steel: The Rose School, a government-funded finishing school for nobility's daughters. There's more than arithmetic and dining habits taught here; the prestige of the place comes from the finest art form in Rashiz, the Dance of Crimson Steel. To be 'top of class' means much more here than it does in any other school. To be Fene of the Dance means that you are the only woman equal to men, simply because, in the moment when you perform the sacred dance, you captivate the entire country. From age five, Dazsk Candenca, a student at the school, starts to learn what it is that the school means, what it really represents. She'll eventually find that the truth is very different from what childhood showed it to be. In this complex tale of politics, the high life, challenged tradition, and yes, a little romance, Cadenca can either chose to accept the world, or rebel against it. HIATUS! Once (if) I get Swan Song finished, I'll completely revamp it.

Swan Song: It hurts - it really does - but I think I have to put this on hold. I have to do some growing up first.

Tumbleweeds Always Roll Home: A very fictional story about the American west, Touchstone Theresa in particular, as told by her pupil/side-kick/foster son/subject of great amusement, The Cross Kid. The tale grows hilarious when they are joined by foxy evening lady Annabell Chathm, a girl after Kid's own heart...if nothing else. Lead flies from the revolvers of the two vigilantes as outlaw rings and the secret behind Kid's orphaned status are revealed. Hiatus.

I Dream of Candy: The story should never have been...not if Clara was the villain and the damsel. Wait, she's what? The story of the Nutcracker, as told by Narr a'Toor, Ice Fairy Extraordinaire and Sometimes Spy. Complete, but not all chapters up yet. Will fix that eventually.

The Finest Line: Alder doesn't really have dragons; they have wyvern, and occasionally, the wyvern leave their mountains and cause trouble for the peasantry. Who else shall they ask to defend them but the mercenary who knows the beast best? Satire of dragonslayer stories. I say satire, not parody, because this isn't funny. This is probably my favorite of the stories I've written. If you read nothing else of my work, read this. C

Tears of the Moon: Ask any Alderian about Torr, and they shall tell you of the greatest of the human kingdoms. It is a vast land that enjoys unprecedented military might and political stability rarely found elsewhere. But the roots of the country - and especially its ruling family - go back much farther than that. Enter Remi-tok, the leadership of his clan suddenly falling on his shoulders. He has to lead his people away from the mysterious fighters driving them from their land, and gets a sky of four moons. (the first of a short series of stories telling the beginnings of the tribes of Alder, including all three human countries, the Lar sister-queens, and perhaps even the wyvern and the tribes of the Wastelands.) C

Thorns and Roses: Everyone knows the story of Beauty and the Beast: the girl is forced to live with the Beast, and every day he asks her to marry him. She grows to love him as he is, lifting the curse and revealing him as a prince. Well, that story isn't this story. This Beauty stays of her own free will, and the Beast can't get rid of her! (Alder universe, oddly enough.) C

Coming Soon...?

The Lobster and the Horsefly: Alice Farrier is quite the average girl, living in quite the average New England town. Her hobbies are reading, debate, and hunting. Then 1776 rolls around, and she's picked the absolute worst time to fall in love with a British officer.

"You know what's coming."

"I know," she replied sharply, fisting her hands. "I--I know. Aunt says everything's going to be fine, but she's just being nice. Other people have left, but I--we--won't. This is the life we've built."

Alice paused, trying to call up words for this nameless determination she felt; the same spirit that drove Richard into the wild every year; the pride on Abraham's face when he rebuilt their home after Pontiac's Rebellion.

"We'd rather perish protecting the evidence of our labors than cede they are worth abandoning."

Honor at Knifepoint: Dolyris, assassin and spy, is forced into the service of the Shunnois heir. There she finds redemption, though not in the way she expected.

Wastelander's Honor: In the Palace of the Stone King: 1,001 Arabian Nights, Alder style.

The women dispersed, taking her retainers with them. Urumar took her hand in his, and with the other, smoothed her hair. She could see the appreciation in his eyes.

"I didn't expect a Wastelander to be even this fetching," he said, more to himself than her, she suspected.

Don't bother flattering me, really.

Then, he smiled. It was not unkind, but she didn't like it.

"Come. Let me show you around."

Mahazi got a brief tour of the domestic wing, and some fruit to settle her stomach. She was shown her suite, where she saw Gidan and Jaradi already putting her few belongings in order - though Jaradi wasn't actually touching anything, the undead did not touch what belonged to the living. She was told she had free reign of the palace, so long as she did not leave it without his permission. The tour ended in his chambers.

Wastelander's Honor: Dawnbringer: In a land where spirits feed off the joy of the living, only the dead may provide protection.

They are spirits of sand and sun and wind, and they feed off of our joy. Only the dead can fight them. We, whose names have been unwoven from the histories of our people, given a funeral, and forbidden from speaking with or talking to anyone except the shaman, we are the walking dead, and we have no joy.

Alder: The Cold Hand: Imnid, Mother-Goddess of the Blue Sisters, drove her followers to rebel against Queen Neimnae, Iron Fist of the North. They failed, and were thrown into a prison named for forgotten things, left to rot. Now Imnid once again has a task for her followers: usurp the Northqueen, and conquer the world. This time, they might actually succeed.

Alder: Land of a Hundred Kings: Each House in Shunnoir has put a king on the throne at some point, only to be later usurped by another House's scion. But none of them were ever tutored by Her Great and Terrible Sorceress, Lorraine. Then again, none of them had to deal with a mysterious ephemeral creature that haunts the streets for blood.

One day, the Sorceress realized that the problem with her country was that those who led it were not good. They were quite seflish, and sometimes corrupt. She decided to put a stop to it, and one day, went up to the castle of the King and asked to raise a son of his family. Too afraid of the Sorceress to say no, the King gave her his youngest son, never expecting to see him again. The Sorceress took the boy to live with her in her shack, on a little rock off the coast. There, she taught him about life and how to fish, and she loved the boy as if he were her own. She told the boy he would one day be King.

In time, the boy grew, and became a man. As a man, however, he had no desire to be King. He wanted to live with the Sorceress in her shack on the tiny rock, and he wanted to fish, and he wanted to drink with the other fishermen and talk with pretty girls. But this was soon to come to an end, and it would not matter what he wanted, because in his twentieth summer, a woman was murdered.

Alder: The Hunter-Bird's Bane: Not just any man can claim to be loved by a Goddess. The one who can will need to kill her murderer, survive her brother's wrath, and pretend not to be immortal if he has any hope of having her.

Alder: The King's Own: "I am the King's whore. I died for him, and I am not sorry."

Alder: The Red Admiral of Metroni-7: The Red Admiral is a rarely awarded honor. There have only been three Red Admirals in the Confederacy's seven hundred years of governance, and each of them has done a great service under incredibly difficult conditions. Only three - but that was before Her Highness Wylyn Torr. Untested naval officer Wylyn struggles to consolidate her primitive beginnings with a galaxy full of the magic called science, but when her only two brothers - one of them King - are kidnapped, she's asked to do something much more difficult: be crowned as the first Queen of a country where a woman's worth is measured by the width of her hips.

Wylyn thought about the expression her father wore, like he knew something no one else did. Like he was pleading for her to get away from Torr. Looking up at the stars she could not see, Wylyn thought, perhaps, that maybe it didn't matter that she was born a woman. Her father had always told her that if she wanted something badly enough, she would find a way to make it happen. She wanted to protect Torr. If that meant marrying a highborn man and producing children, that was what she would do. If protecting Torr meant doing something no woman of her country had ever done - put on a uniform and taking up arms - then by the Four, she would find the strength to do it.

Metroni-7: First Contact: Llern Coperuse was certain being assigned to this M-class planet was some form of punishment. As it turns out, he had yet to know what being punished truly felt like, and all because he had this pesky thing called a conscious. His infatuation with a native woman, unwillingly engaged to be married to someone else, didn't help either.

The World is not Enough: The day Nassali got married, the happiest day of a woman's life, she said 'I do' to a stranger and a sniper fired three shots at her. Marriage is a lot more exciting than her parents made it out to be.

At last, as her father released her, she was forced to finally meet eyes with her groom and squashed the customary flash of disappointment. Markym Coperuse might have been handsome, with his red hair that had the curious quality of looking windswept and yet maintained that way, and his long straight nose, but the spattering of freckles across his cheekbones and nose, the unsettling piercing quality of his eyes, and the fact that the polite smile he wore seemed so out of place, his face was literally awkward. He was difficult for her to look at, but she held his gaze. She knew, somehow, that he knew how she looked at him, and if she did not hold his gaze now, he would never respect her.

Nassali fiercely wanted his respect. This was an arranged marriage, an economic arrangement, it had nothing to do with love. But she would have his respect.

An Ex-Partisan in Uncle Sam's Court: The third installment in the Hungarian Knots saga. Evita and Death get transferred to the United States division, present day. 'Nuff said.

The ex-partisan threw out a hip and crossed her arms over her chest. “You really want to stick with that? Oh, while you’re thinking about it, you can send a memo to Malevolence, Kindness, Charity, Truth, Denial, and Betrayal saying that if they piss you off one more time, you’re going to make your slave, Sacrifice, roast them over a fire and stick them repeatedly with her fork.”

She counted off the names of the officers in the MOHL European division on her fingers for better effect. Once done with what will just be called a hypothetical situation, she looked back to her superior.

Death blinked. “I never said anything about your fork.”

Best Served With a Cutlass: Melatha, recently thrown off her uncle's ship, quickly finds a new position on the Menaeol, a vessel advertised as a 'merchant' ship. She soon finds this is not the case, but is far from dissuaded. With the help of her dearest shipmate, the dull-witted and honest Daven, she'll discover a deadly plot against her homeland, hoist her own colors, and earn the respect she hungers for from her peers across the sea. Takes place in the world of Alder.

She stood slowly, eyes wide, as she took in the frame a full two heads taller than her own. And his green eyes were looking right at her.

“Hi,” she breathed, momentarily forgetting her bag on the dock. No, she was not smitten. Melatha didn’t do smitten.

He grinned. “I couldn’t help but notice that you said you were without employment.”

Like Champagne in a Frypan: He's immortal. She's been sleeping on benches for three years. A match made in Heaven? Jack doesn't think so. Sure, he's always heard of these wonderful soul mates you're supposed to find at some point, but this scrawny, homeless, not to mention insane woman was not what he had in mind. When two mafia hitmen break into his apartment to kill her, though, he starts to think there's a little more to Ysetti than meets the rather displeased eye.

“You’re a vampire,” she said matter-of-factly.

Jack actually let go of her in his surprise. More surprising still, she didn’t run away, screaming or otherwise. “You…You aren’t…what?”

She smirked at him, renewing his anger all over again. “I’ve seen stranger. Old Hanny cooks the eyes, Ben the legs, and the rest gets used between the triplets.”

She said all this with the air that it explained everything. As a matter of fact, it explained nothing to Jack but that the woman’s mind was gone, and had no effect but to subside his anger again. There was no way he could be angry with a madwoman.

The Games: A satirical journey into the world of the Games, a week long series of tournaments designed to pick out the strongest man in Mithannus. Enter Lady Dalis Amon, her two brothers, a Gernum friend, a meek swindler - rather, merchant, and Oanas, the stranger from across the seas that would take them all by surprise. Nobles will be overturned, peasants will be nobles, and women will take up arms? Is the world coming to an end!? Takes place in the world of Alder.

Never Walk Alone: When Sevi first heard of Otherworlders, she never expected to fall in love with one. When Sevi first went up in the Black, she never expected to like it. When Sevi first tasted true freedom, she expected to be able to handle going back to the Clergy. Never walk this life alone, because the next minutes are unexpected. Takes place in the universe of Alder. (sort of finished.)

The sky was like a clear, cloudless night on Alder. There were more stars than I could count, and I was finally getting a good look at them. Many times before I had looked up at the sky at night, but it had never touched me as it did then. Maybe because I was finally up in the Black, or because I was guarding Calleen Wise, or maybe because I felt some measure of freedom away from the surface of the planet that enslaved me. Whatever it was, my soul loved it. I was instantly enchanted with the Black.

Ghost: A collection of the mysterious and spooky adventures of Addai, a girl who searches for her older brother. Accompanying her and keeping her safe are an outcast wyvern named Niil'kiva and a ghost boy named Illi. Addai's runaway brother is drawn to tales of the supernatural, and his sister is tracking him down one poltergeist at a time. (This won't be a book so much as a collection of long chapters that each hold one complete short story, and more or less in chronological order...) Takes place in the universe of Alder.

Illi sighed. “She was a ghost.”

The girl looked taken aback. “What? Who?”

Niil’kiva cocked an eyebrow. “Lady Warenaeld, you think?”

The spirit nodded. “She’s been dead for a long time. She just never realized it.”

Wastelander's Honor: To Pay the Piper: The religion of the Wastelanders is unique in all of Alder: their gods, their spirits of the wild, are not trying to help the tribes. Instead, they are devourers of the joy of humanity, set on ruining lives and creating death. Enter Karlinak, the Piper, the one supernatural man able to drive away the spirits with the sad song he plays. unfortunately, he has other ideas of how to spend his time.

"I am sure you do your best to protect the tribes, but all we ever hear is of how the spirits have killed...That is, are there really so many that...that you cannot...”

Kelak'ash chuckled maliciously. “Yeah, Kar, why aren't you doing your job?”

The girl gasped in horror at the irreverence of his words, and the piper sent his companion a venomous glare, his cheeks coloring slightly.

“That's not what I meant to say-” she stuttered, twiddling her fingers.

“That's exactly what you meant to ask,” the wyvern corrected savagely. “And there's a very simple answer: he doesn't want to do it. So he doesn't.”

Love Actually: Lauren Bordeux is the shining star of Hollywood, envy of all and the favorite of most of the more gossipy tabloids. She's had no fewer than seven men that she 'loved,' but romance is difficult to decipher when you play it on television. (I have always been curious about the idea that actors/tresses have so many marriages because they don't actually know what love is. This will be my experiment trying to write about it from the perspective of a seemingly typical actress.)

Perpetual Motion: Time doesn't flow correctly for Astair. His life repeats itself to the point where he doesn't remember when his childhood could have possibly happened. First, he lands in an alley, injured and barely conscious. Then she takes him home and treats his wounds. Somewhere along the way he ends up having to defend her from a witch bent on taking her life, presumably because she is the only one who can stop her from destroying the world. And then, when she can no longer accept his help, she uses her power to send him back in time to do it all again. Back to the alley. But this time, something is different. The routine changes, and Astair discovers that the witch isn't who he thought she was.

I finally understand!” Mercedes cried with tears in her eyes and a smile on her face. We clasped each others' hands for dear life, with two opposing forces trying to pull us apart. I didn't want to let her go, I never did. But I would have to. And it would hurt. Again.

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Neverland: Forsaken Dreamscape by Lani Lenore reviews
An original tale based on the story of Peter Pan - soon to be a series. A corrupted world begs for a savior, but its one hope might also be its biggest threat.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,174 - Reviews: 497 - Favs: 400 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 10/1/2012 - Published: 2/15/2002
When Time Sleeps by temblance reviews
The true story of Sleeping Beauty, told by her Fairy guardian: The one who knew Sleeping Beauty would have been better off dead...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 775 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 6/8/2005
Flight to the Stars by True Promise reviews
When running away from home an abusive home, Wendy is transported into a fantastical realm in the stars. She is adopted onto the pirate ship Kensington, captained by a boy named Peter with a dangerous rivalry. A retelling of Peter Pan. Under rennovation.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,045 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/18/2010 - Published: 2/27/2010 - Complete
Roanoke by Narc reviews
Riley is serving a life sentence in an island prison when she is rescued by the crew of the Roanoke and sold her freedom in exchange for her assistance in a rebellion against the Iorian Empire. She just wants to survive, but there may be a reason to fight
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 96,684 - Reviews: 518 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 1/19/2009 - Published: 1/1/2007
The Tale Not Told by Kayasuri-n reviews
The Tooth Fairy's been captured by the Boogyman and, by law, must stay in the UnderRealm for a year and a day. She'd quite happily ignore him he'd quite happily kill her. So why doesn't he want her to leave?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,362 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2007 - Complete
Duel of Melody by MacabreDivinity reviews
Violence, love, and rhythm as one. One violinist and two mysterious percussionists play a song of impending death. Whose will be first?
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,390 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/31/2007 - Complete
God Save the King by Raven's Shadow reviews
Twelve hours in the life of a king, a gutterflower out on the street as winter approaches. Tell me what you think, please.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,505 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/21/2006 - Complete
The Aqueaura by Cataira reviews
She thought that falling in love was the hard part. She was wrong and when the Lord Protector of Earth shows up on her doorstep, he brings more than just an adventure... The sequel to the story Ex. More vampires. More twists. And more Trinity and Ex.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 69,118 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/9/2006 - Published: 10/19/2005
Desperately Wanting by Raven's Shadow reviews
A marked girl, hunted for the seed she carries. Taken in by someone who can protect her, but who is also hunted. Better than it sounds. Please R&R.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 19,361 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/22/2006 - Published: 7/10/2006 - Complete
Castle Mirrors by Alfsigesey reviews
Nakita is abducted to a magical Kingdom ruled by a sadistic monster of a king, and expected to break a curse by falling in love with the creep. This is the story of Beauty and the Beast, on acid.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,525 - Reviews: 702 - Favs: 487 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 9/10/2006 - Published: 10/24/2004
The Paper Crown by ice flyer reviews
A foiled assassination attempt; treachery, lies, a deadly web of secrets; impossibly doomed romance; ambition, passion, greed. Being Queen is no easy task these days. CH 8 UP!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,064 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/27/2006 - Published: 4/29/2006
Come With Your Arms Raised by Nikki the Hypie reviews
Jiri starts as if I’d just electrocuted him, and then rolled onto his back. Somehow, I manage not to fall off of him during this process. We end up in a rather compromising position:Jiri sprawled on his back,on my bed,and me sitting right over his... lap.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 33,658 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/10/2006 - Published: 5/6/2006
Midshipman Harding's Honor by Brokenspar reviews
1793. As England embarks on a series of wars that will engulf the next 20 years, a small midshipman with a chequered past takes the fate of the HMS Arethusa into "his" own hands.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,899 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/24/2006 - Published: 6/30/2006
Double Edged Swords by ice flyer reviews
She's a spy for two countries; she's in the middle of an international crisis; she's trying to prevent civil war...basically, she's up to her eyeballs in trouble and...romance? COMPLETE!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 91,137 - Reviews: 774 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/16/2006 - Published: 6/30/2005
Monochrome by Raven's Shadow reviews
Two agents must protect a town from being destroyed. One harbors a secret that could change both of their lives. Please review.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,545 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/17/2005
Interrogame by Hate to Hope reviews
STORY REMOVED. He had created the game because he believed that love had to be won. . . nine pawns, two players, one winner.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 22 - Words: 6,039 - Reviews: 1344 - Favs: 515 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/8/2005 - Published: 5/9/2005 - Complete
Ex by Cataira reviews
The sudden re-appearance of the notorious Ex finds Trinity trapped in a situation that goes from bad to worse. And what's more terrifying then war? The threat of falling in love. (Aqueaura Universe) COMPLETE!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 17 - Words: 63,969 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/18/2005 - Published: 4/20/2005
Destiny Changes by Innocent Harbinger of Doom reviews
When Marjaa proud and talented con artistgets wind of King Odin of Mioll's plan to find and marry the legendary Missing Princess of Cikkarat, she wastes no time enlisting her thief friend Kyube to help exploit this king for all he's got. COMPLETE
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 105,256 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/7/2005 - Published: 4/18/2004 - Complete
The English Roses: Sins of the mothers by aims80 reviews
Now available to buy on Nellie's life has been full of oppresion by her indifferent mother, the rigity of life in service, and by the master of the house. Will she ever find break free and live life the way she wants?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 163,836 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/8/2005 - Published: 7/15/2003 - Complete
The Stuff of Legends by Maelan Peredhil reviews
You know all those really epic tales? Knights in shining armor and all that? Well, this isn't. I don't know what got into me I wrote something humorous! I'm just having my fun here making fun of that kind of story. But I still kinda like them...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/11/2004 - Complete
Princes are Evil by Ranting Forever n Rambling On reviews
Meet Rhian, a self-proclaimed comedian whose thoughts are completely erratic. She lives in a kingdom where the prince has no emotions, and she is supposed to break the curse placed on him. Of course, she doesn't want to do this. Told in her POV.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 67,490 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/5/2004 - Published: 4/9/2004 - Complete
Immortality by Apple Nasty reviews
COMPLETED! -> A Egyptian priestess, a arrogant prince, a perverted priest, a asian assassin, a spoiled noble girl, a evil queen, a beast of Seth, nightly attackers...and a fat jolly pharaoh... All rolled into one fast-paced story! (R&R)
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 110,275 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/20/2003 - Published: 2/13/2003
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Wastelander's Honor: The Nightbeasts
A strange new enemy has appeared to plague the wyvern, and they ask aid from the humans to help combat it. Vanir is loath to endanger his human friend, but when the Nighbeasts are not as new as they thought-nor as easy to spot-he has little choice. (Alder Universe)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,397 - Published: 10/30/2013 - Complete
Behind Closed Doors
The infamous thief-spy, the Butterfly, calls in the last debt owed by Lady Neifel. His motivations are dire, and so is what he's asking. If Erdess is to succeed-and perhaps be happy-she must learn not to be afraid of a dead mother's legacy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,112 - Published: 5/29/2013 - Complete
Four Times Lady Neifel Met a Butterfly, and One Time She Didn't reviews
There is a man, called the Butterfly, famous for his silence, professionalism, and record for being entirely uncaught. The forces of the law in three nations have failed to do what one 8-year-old girl does one night when she tells him he's a terrible thief.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,803 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Complete
Alder reviews
A would-be Queen, an unwilling Queen, an unwitting despot Queen; a powerless virgin goddess and the Otherworlder who loves her; a dying lord, a dying Sorceress. A troubled world and the girl who accidentally agreed to help. Updated weekly.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,439 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 9/17/2005
Thorns and Roses reviews
You know the story of Beauty and the Beast? That story is not this story. With girls disappearing from her village, this Beauty stays because she wants the Beast's help to find them, and the Beast cannot get rid of her. Alder universe.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,283 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2011 - Complete
When Lambs Become Lions reviews
A story of infidelity and growing up at its most humorous, wherein we hate the wife and pity the husband and his lover. They and their friends plot to rid themselves of the interloper. Takes place in the Alder universe.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,601 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/24/2011 - Published: 1/20/2011 - Complete
His Majesty's Champion
Tuailoc has just lost everything: her Queen, her city, and her pride. She can redeem herself in a duel to the death with Lanilor, the undead witch. Should be simple. It is anything but. Alder Universe.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,934 - Published: 1/20/2011 - Complete
Tears of the Moon reviews
The story of the first great human kings of Alder, and the country his progeny built in his name. Part of the Alder universe, very worth reading. This is a standalone story.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,458 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/26/2009 - Complete
The Finest Line
A satire on the stories where the valiant knight rides off to slay the virgin-devouring dragon. The village of Rommen is plagued by a beast, and they're only help comes in the form of a mercenary with a personal grudge against this particular beast.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,200 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/26/2009 - Complete
Syrup and Blood reviews
A monologue from one of the many battered wmen of Alder, Lady a Neifel.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,032 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2009 - Complete
The Poor Girl and her Four Wishes reviews
The story behind the creation of rain, and why all those other spirits have limits on their wishes...
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 531 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2009 - Complete
I Dream of Candy reviews
It was then that she wondered if Hell was a winter wonderland filled with peppermint bears and whipped cream snow. -A Nutcracker story.-
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 29,247 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/24/2009 - Published: 12/22/2008
Folly reviews
Rashlaen, proud galae officer, is captured and sold to Aksheil, chief of a desert tribe. He wants another wife, and she wants her freedom. When she proves herself a warrior, he reluctantly lets her go, only to be captured by an enemy tribe. Love is folly
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,077 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2008 - Complete
To the Boy who Wore a Wifebeater reviews
..or a Declaration of Independance. Sometimes, a girl just has to be honest.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2008 - Complete
Call of the Crow reviews
Aiden asks Her Great and Terrible Sorceress Lorraine a few things...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 736 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/10/2008 - Complete
The Tragedy of Aerd and Denae reviews
They tell you that Aerd and Denae were lovers. They tell you that pirates stole and killed Aerd. They tell you that Denae took his own life. What they don’t tell you...is the truth.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,611 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/6/2008 - Complete
Tumbleweeds Always Roll Home reviews
Her smile was still in place as she latched possessively on my arm. 'Please let go,' I asked, slightly panicky. 'When I feel like it,' the pretty prostitute answered offhandedly, patting my scrawny bicep. I wished my revolver were loaded.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,027 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/21/2008 - Published: 11/4/2007
Sacrifice Wields a Fork reviews
The fiery expartisan Evita is back, this time with the title of 'Sacrifice.' Mayhem and misadventure ensue when her mother's soul is taken to Hell, Death is court marshaled, and Sensitivity is anything but happy with either of them.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,876 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
Midnight Triste reviews
A simple little love story.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Complete
Elysium
Elysium is a beautiful place.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Complete
La Danse du Péché reviews
A tribute to the tango.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Complete
Dia Duit reviews
A simple plea to stop and smell the roses.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Complete
Swan Song reviews
A Palmyran girl is taken as a slave to watch over her Roman captor's children. Life is anythung but dull when a Persian general with a grudge, spies, and disgruntled senators enter the story, and in the midst of it is the telling of a could be in history.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,250 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/12/2007 - Published: 6/17/2007
Hope for the Faithless, Faith for the Hopeless reviews
A scene from the lives of two people, with two different worldviews.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/9/2007 - Complete
Of the Trees I Sought reviews
This is the story of Suileach, a woman living in the tough times of early Roman occupation in Britain as a wanted criminal, simply for her title. Her story is one of hate, and ultimatly, learning to leave it behind, for both sides.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,439 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 6/8/2007 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
June 10th reviews
The last journal entry of Julianne Kurst, breifly recording her story of a new world order with no room for freedom. Possible precursor to a novel
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Complete
Death Wears Hungarian Knots reviews
Evita's a lucky girl. She miraculously escapes a French cannonball with her name on it, only to find herself in the presence of Death. She strikes a deal to help him collect souls so she can keep her own. Best be careful, or humor will ensue.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,891 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/7/2007 - Published: 8/11/2006 - Complete
The Dance of Crimson Steel reviews
The Rose School is a prestigious institute teaching nobility's daughters about etiquette and grace. Too bad that no one sees the gathering storm clouds of doom over the place...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,698 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/6/2007 - Published: 11/30/2006
Let Me Run reviews
We all run from what we don't wish to relive, yet something always manages to make us turn and face it...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
The Maid's Wish reviews
A Cinderella side story you won't find in any fairy tale. This is the girl that never got her prince.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,864 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/7/2006 - Complete
Inner Heart reviews
Not a happy piece, as most of my short ones are also not joyful, for this speaks of unrequieted love...sorta.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 206 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/19/2005 - Complete
Conversation reviews
Short story about the mysterious Alice, a lonely girl in search of friendship.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,616 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/17/2005 - Complete